Facts about March
In both the Julian and Gregorian calendars, March is the third month of the year. It is the second of seven months to be 31 days long. The meteorological start of spring occurs on March 1st in the Northern Hemisphere.
Interesting facts about March:
In ancient Roman calendars, a year was ten months long, beginning in March and ending in December.
The “Ides of March” was a Roman calendar day that corresponded to March 15th. It was regarded as a deadline for debt repayment. It was also the anniversary of Julius Caesar’s assassination.
Your birth flower is a daffodil if you were born in March!
March babies are blessed with two birthstones: aquamarine and bloodstone, both of which represent courage.
Every year, the months of March and June end on the same day of the week.
In the past, March was when military campaigns that had been put on hold for the winter would resume.
Alexander Graham Bell made the first phone call on March 10, 1876. It was addressed to his assistant, and he said, “Mr. Come here, Watson. “I’d like to see you.”
For the first time, the Eiffel Tower was climbed. Eiffel himself led a group of government officials and journalists to the summit. Because the elevators were not yet operational, the journey took over an hour on foot.
On March 1, 1961, President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps. It is a successful volunteer organization that has sent at least 235,000 Americans abroad to help with health care, education, and other human needs.
March is the month when animals begin to emerge from their winter hibernation.
Mars, the Roman god of war, inspired the month of March’s name. In both the Julian and Gregorian calendars, it was designated as such.
The Vernal Equinox occurs between March 20 and March 21. When the sun is directly above the equator, the day and night have the same length.
The Anglo-Saxons referred to March as “Hlyd monath,” which means “Stormy month,” or “Hraed monath,” which means “Rugged month.”
Twitter, the popular social media platform, was launched on March 21, 2006, with the first tweet sent out that day. It was posted by the founder, Jack Dorsey, with the caption “just setting up my twttr.”
Saint Patrick’s Day occurs every March 17th, celebrated in many western countries to commemorate the day Saint Patrick died.
Easter Sunday is another popular holiday this month. Originally observed by Christians to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, it has since evolved into a holiday involving egg hunting, candy, and the Easter bunny.
According to statistics, March is the least productive month of the year in the United States. This is the outcome of the NBA’s “March Madness” season. Some businesses lose up to $1.9 billion in wages paid to employees who were not productive and instead gambled on NBA games during work hours.
In March, there are two zodiac signs. Pisces until March 20th, and Aries beginning March 21st.
March is the first month of spring, lasting from the 19th to the 21st.
In the Southern Hemisphere, March corresponds to September.